MLB 47277 & Station Chincoteague during Hurricane Isabela 2003

Motor Life Boat 47277 & Station Chincoteague during Hurricane Isabella 2003

Semper Paratus

 Always Ready

My Command priorities -Mission Excellence – Personal Growth – Positive community image.

My rules for success: 

Rule 1 – Communication is the most important thing. No one is more important the the person you are talking to.

Rule 2 – If you want something , think for your boss. You are more likely to receive approval if you have done the research and made sure that all the “i”s are dotted and the “t”s are crossed. Take all the guess work out of the request.

Rule 3 – Go, until someone tells you to stop. Be proactive and don’t wait to be told to do productive work, find it yourself. Keep working on that until someone superior to you tasks you with another job.

Rule 4 – Prepare yourself for success. Before you start something make sure that you are totally ready for a positive approach to the project.

Rule 5 – Always maintain a sense of humor.

Rule 6 – Don’t do bad things


I am proud to be a United States Coast Guardsman.

I revere that long line of expert seamen who by their devotion to duty and sacrifice of self have made it possible for me to be a member of a service honored and respected, in peace and in war, throughout the world.

I never, by work or deed, will bring reproach upon the fair name of my service, nor permit others to do so unchallenged.

I will cheerfully and willingly obey all lawful orders.

I will always be on time to relieve, and shall endeavor to do more, rather than less, than my share.

I will always be at my station, alert and attending to my duties.

I shall, so far as I am able, bring to my seniors solutions, not problems.

I shall live joyously, but always with due regard for the rights and privileges of others.

I shall endeavor to be a model citizen in the community in which I live.

I shall sell life dearly to an enemy of my country, but give it freely to rescue those in peril.

With God’s help, I shall endeavor to be one of His noblest Works…